New Mexico! “Land of Enchantment”. After a tiring 85 mile ride we finally crossed the border from Texas to New Mexico!
(Not really, just pretend. My husband and I are on a virtual bicycle tour of the southern states. We ride around our corner of the midwest and log our progress on a google map as if we really were riding through Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and now New Mexico. We’re hoping to dip our front tires into the Pacific by October.)
When I think of New Mexico I think of the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
For nine days, colorful balloons of all shapes and sizes fill the blue skies above Albuquerque, NM.
I’ve never been up in a balloon myself but someone said it is SO peaceful up there in the air; no noise, just beauty all around and PEACE. All problems seem to melt away up in the sky.
That’s how I want to be, faith-wise. A Hot Air Balloon! I want to be just filled with faith.
I want faith that floats!
Oh, Father in heaven, thank you for loving me. You are the “author and perfector of faith”, the Bible says. (Hebrews 12:2)
Please fill me with faith.
I want Hot Air Balloon faith that lifts me up into your arms where all is peaceful.
And, speaking of “lifting up”…
Psalm 25 encourages me to lift up my soul to you, O Lord. So, I will lighten my load, by lifting up my soul to you right now.
I know fears weigh my faith down, Father, so I’m going to toss them out of the basket to You so I can fly higher with You.
I’m afraid of this:____________ and this:_______(fill in the blank. Just spill out your heart to the Lord. Tell him what scares you, what keeps your faith on the ground instead of “up in the clouds” with him.)
And I’m worried about this:_______ and this:________
You told the disciples, Jesus, “My peace I leave you; my peace I give you.” (John 14:27) I want to be filled with Your peace, Jesus.
Thank you, Father, for lightening my load and filling me with your peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~~ John 14:27
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” ~~ 1 Peter 5:6-7
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.” ~~ Psalm 56:3
Do you know the Lord? Click on pic below for quick intro. God’s like the Balloon Fiesta, only instead of balloons, He accepts people of all colors, shapes, and sizes 🙂
**Special thanks to Imran Mansuri for allowing me to use his lovely balloon pictures!
**Praying Cat from HERE